Sombre Pigeon

Sombre Pigeon / Cryptophaps poecilorrhoa

Sombre Pigeon

Here the details of the Sombre Pigeon named bird below:

SCI Name:  Cryptophaps poecilorrhoa
Protonym:  Carpophaga poecilorrhoa Abh.naturwiss.Ver.Bremen 5 p.84
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sompig2
Type Locality:  Minahassa, Celebes.
Publish Year:  1876
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ Sombre Pigeon C. poecilorrhoa) Gr. κρυπτος kruptos  obscure, hidden; φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  pigeon; "ε. CRYOPTOPHAPS.  Cryptophaps, Salvad. MS. . . .Type. C. pœcilorrhoa.   Range. Confined to Celebes.  The type of this subgenus does not seem to have any near allies; perhaps it approaches Ducula more than any other generic or subgeneric group; the long and nearly graduated tail is very conspicuous, also the under tail-coverts with dark centres." (Salvadori 1893); "Cryptophaps Salvadori, Cat. Birds Brit. Mus. vol. xxi. p. 219, 1893.  Type (by original designation): Carpophaga pœcilorrhoa Brügg." (Mathews, 1927, Syst. Av. Austral., I, p. 50).

Gr. ποικιλος poikilos pied, spotted, variegated; ορρος orrhos rump.